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  1. Ind: Patel opening in place of injured Vijay
  2. Dawson hits 66 not out on Test debut
  3. Rashid (60) & Dawson share stand of 108
  4. Moeen 146, Root 88, Jadeja 3-106
  5. Final Test; India lead series 3-0

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    So 284 runs for four wickets on day one and 253 runs for six wickets on day two. It's looking like a draw so far but will the pitch change on day three? will one side take a decisive step towards victory or are my chances of being back for Bognor Regis Town's Sussex Senior Cup tie with Horsham on Tuesday looking dubious? (good luck today at Folkestone by the way) Please join us again from 03:45 GMT on Sunday to find out. Usual rules apply, come straight from the nightclub - or get the hot chocolate on if necessary. Cheerio now.

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    Moeen Ali tells Sky Sports about his fourth hundred of 2016: “Batting this year has gone quite well. I’m very pleased with the 100. It’s tough when you haven’t got a consistent number. However, wherever I’m needed in the team I’ll bat. I was batting at five at the start of the tour but now I’m batting in four. It’s a good place to bat but I’d rather bat five.”

    England's Moeen Ali
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    Liam Dawson tells Sky Sports about his Test debut and being hit on the helmet second ball: "The first 20 balls were probably the most nervous I've ever been but thankfully I came trough it. I've watched a lot of international cricket and knew the bouncer was going to be a factor but it was a good start."

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    Liam Dawson can bat as well as any of our late-order all-rounders can. He plays close to his pad, the bat is close to the body - I know he wasn't really tested because of the slowness of the pitch, but I can only give him credit for the way he batted.  He got hit on the head, but carried on, and he and Rashid played splendidly.

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    Moeen Ali tells Sky Sports about being caught in the deep: “It wasn’t an easy wicket to bat on but with regards to my dismissal I thought to take it on was the best option. But I’m pleased to get the team out of a bit of a hole that we were in.”

    England's Moeen Ali is dismissed
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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    It's an odd word, but a compulsive hooker like Moeen is dangerous. The other countries will watch this, prepare for him and just create quicker pitches like Australia. He was a bit scratchy to start with, but he didn't get out and had the strength of character to go on after lunch and bat superbly.

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    Moeen Ali on Sky Sports: “It’s going to be very hard and be a big challenge. It’s one of those things- we have three days but they play spin very well. We’re going to have to do very well to bowl them out twice.”

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    The bowlers didn't have much chance of getting anyone out today. The spin has been predictably slow so there's no margin for error. We know why, because of the cyclone, but we saw Ashwin - who's been the best bowler in the series - try his normal variations, then he started just tossing it up like benefit bowling, and Moeen accepted it. You haven't seen him bowling anything like that in this series. India didn't do anything wrong, the pitch has just defeated them.

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    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    It will be hard work for England's spinners tomorrow as Rahul and Patel have gathered their runs rather easily. It looks a good batting surface, there are no bargain offers out there - it's difficult to see how you'd get 10 wickets out there, let alone 20.

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    Stuart Sams: Geoffrey being very constructive with assessment of Stokes, but the truth is England's bowling lacks potency all round.  

    Chris Harvey: For me two evenly matched sides, the best two in the world. 3-0 is a reflection of home advantage, expect a reverse in England.  

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    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Rahul has played some good shots, but there's not a lot happening out there for the bowlers. This pitch is not as lively as Mumbai, but England got to 477 when we didn't think they were going to get to 400.

    And it's been a good day for England's spinners - as batsmen.

  12. Close of play - India 60-0

    India 417 runs behind (Rahul 30, Parthiv 28)

    Moeen bowls the final over and the India openers negotiate it with ease. The crowd begins to file out, they can come back tomorrow to marvel at spider cam and will be wondering how many runs their star studded batting line-up can amass. If Kohli gets in, and it might take a while for two wickets to fall, he has 640 runs in the series, he is 53 runs away from recording his best ever return and he could become only the second man to post 700 runs in a Test series for India. For could, read 'is highly likely to'.

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    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    For those of you who are going to play against Liam Dawson, mark this - he bowls left-arm spin, but throws with his right hand. Like Samit Patel. It's a bit of an oddity.

  14. Ind 58-0

    India 419 runs behind

    And it's Liam Dawson who gets his first over in Test cricket. It will only be one, because it is the penultimate one of the day, He has a slip and a silly point. Not a classical action for the slow left-armer, rather low and crouching, although nowhere near the Paul Adams frog in a blender bracket, but he spins one sharply past Rahul's outside edge and it is an impressive start to go with a highly accomplished unbeaten 66 with the bat.

  15. How's stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Liam Dawson has now played one Test, one ODI and one Twenty20 international.

    There are four other players who have similarly each of the three formats in their first three international appearances - Kyle Abbott (SA), Daniel Flynn (NZ), Joe Root and Ajmal Shahzad.

  16. Ind 57-0

    Moeen sends down another, just the two singles conceded, but very little in the way of danger. The crowd are still in jubilant mood, totally fascinated with the rapid movements of the spider cam.

  17. How's stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Since Bailey and Bedser did it quite often, there's only been one set of "B's" who have opened the bowling for England before Broad and Batty did it in Bangladesh - Broad and Bresnan.

  18. Ind 55-0

    Beautifully straight bat from Parthiv, right in front of his eyes as Rashid over pitches a fraction, and it races to the long-off boundary for the left-hander's second boundary. Three overs left.

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    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Why not pop Liam Dawson on for an over or two? He's batted for four hours, but he's obviously on a high, and it might be his day still.

  20. Ind 47-0

    (Rahul 27, Parthiv 19)

    Moeen, wiping the ball forlornly on his forehand saturated by sweat, cannot prevent both batsmen collecting more singles. The crowd still shrieking in excited anticipation in the direction of the spider cam that is zipping its way across the ground. An official attendance of 16,131 today and many more turned away apparently.